Monday, May 19, 2008

Today's Appointment

Riley went for her tests at Children's today. We found out that she does have reflux in both kidneys. It is called Vesico Ureteral Reflux (VUR). (You can read about it by clicking on the link.) She has a grade 2 in the right kidney and grade 2-3 in the left. It goes all the way to a level 5, so it's not as bad as it could be. However, her urine does flow all the way back into the kidneys, which is not good, of course. For now, we have to give her a low dose of antibiotics daily and keep checking periodically to see if she outgrows it. We have an appointment with a urologist on Friday, so we'll know more after that. He will explain everything in a little more detail and let us know how he wants to follow up with her. We realize that this is fairly common (1 in 200 births or so), but we of course are still worried and just don't want Riley to have to deal with anything at all. Please keep us in your prayers and pray specifically that she does not have continued Urinary Tract Infections and that she outgrows the VUR. Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. They are very much appreciated.

And, just for the heck of it, here's a picture of Riley:

2 comments:

Tam said...

Poor little Riley. We are definitely praying for you guys. I hope we can get together with the babies soon!

Kyla said...

awwww! hope she gets to feeling better! I will be praying for ya'll! i love ya'll!